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Obama Signs Order Easing Student Loan Payments

<b>(This post was updated at 3:24 p.m. ET.)</b><p>President Obama signed an order on Monday that expands the number of Americans whose student loan payments will be capped at 10 percent of their monthly incomes.<p>CNN reports the new order would allow an additional 5 million borrowers to take advantage of the …

Taye Diggs opens up on Idina Menzel split

Taye Diggs and Idina Menzel had a relationship that fans fell in love with.<p>So when the actor pair announced in December that they were separating after 10 years of marriage, Diggs was fully prepared for the public's shocked reaction.<p>"I'd be lying if I said there weren't times when I thought, 'Oh, …

Vegas shooters ID'd, planned to put swastika 'on every cop we kill'

Officials on Monday identified Jerad and Amanda Miller, a young married couple from Indiana who acquaintances said grew increasingly disillusioned with police and government officials, as the shooters in the rampage that left two police officers and a Wal-Mart shopper dead.<p>The couple, who police …

80 U.S. troops now in Chad for schoolgirl search

WASHINGTON — Eighty U.S. troops have deployed to the Central African nation of Chad to assist forces in the international search for the almost 300 Nigerian schoolgirls kidnapped by the Islamist radical group Boko Haram, President Obama said Wednesday in a letter to House Speaker John …

Nigeria's Boko Haram kills 29 in village attack: sources

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (Reuters) - Suspected militants from Islamist group Boko Haram shot dead 29 farm workers as they tilled their fields in remote northeast Nigeria, a police source said on Thursday, amid a mounting insurgency increasingly targeting civilians.<p>The attackers destroyed most of the …

First same-sex couple to get marriage license marks 10th anniversary

Under an awning outside City Hall in Cambridge, Mass., as a street sweeper roared around midnight, Marcia Hams and Susan Shepherd wondered if someone would try to shoot them.<p>That night a decade ago, they were the first and only people in line to become the first same-sex couple to receive a …

Prisoners take scores hostage in Brazil

At least 122 people, mostly visiting relatives of inmates, seized during prison riot in Aracaju in country's northeast.<p>Inmates have taken 122 hostages in a prison in Brazil's northeastern state of Sergipe, AFP news agency reports quoting a prison spokeswoman.<p>Sandra Melo, said on Sunday that …

Colombia: Refugees in their own country

The more than five million Colombians forced from their homes are finding it difficult to return to their lands.<p><b>Bogota, Colombia</b> <b>-</b> Like 5.7 million other Colombians, Alirio Alfonso Guerrero is a refugee in his own country.<p>Decades of political conflict between leftist rebels, right-wing …

Samsung Is Going To Turn One Of The Busiest Airports In The World Into A Giant Ad For The Galaxy S5

Starting Monday, Heathrow's Terminal 5 will be rebranded "Terminal Samsung Galaxy S5" to promote Samsung's latest flagship phone, the Galaxy S5. The takeover will last two weeks, the company said.<p>Samsung didn't say how much it's spending to take over Heathrow's Terminal 5, but it has to be a …

Aging Stars, Huge Payroll Mere Symptoms of Nets' Real Issue—Deron Williams

The number always overshadowed the names—$190 million worth of grand expectations, a lavish investment in instant gratification.<p>That was the price the Brooklyn Nets would pay, in salaries and luxury taxes, after acquiring Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett last summer in a bold play to become title …

Report: Wolves opening to idea of trading Love, who wants out

After months of denying they would ever trade Kevin Love, reports surface that the Wolves are considering it, and teams are lining up with</b> …

Kevin Love Reportedly Wants to Play for LA Lakers or New York Knicks

Kevin Love rumors are nothing new, but the latest reports surrounding the Minnesota Timberwolves forward attach some potential destinations to the superstar's fate. The <i>New York Daily News</i>' Mitch Lawrence reports that there are two cities that are drawing the superstar power forward's interest:<p>Kevin …

Kids deal with vomiting, burning eyes working on tobacco farms

Jessica Rodriguez was 11 years old when she first stepped onto a tobacco field in Snow Hill, North Carolina. She spent the next five summers working on a neighbor's tobacco farm, usually six days a week.<p>"It was hard. It was definitely hard," she remembers. "We had a good boss lady -- she bought us …

Report: Knicks lost out on Steve Kerr because of 3-year, $13 million offer

It sounds like Phil Jackson could have had his man if New York had offered him more money.<p><b>More Offseason Analysis: Coaching changes, news | Free</b> …

Danny Ainge, Brad Stevens deny Rajon Rondo trade rumors

The reported rumor is that Rajon Rondo "may be more available now than ever," but Boston brass repeated that the team is happy with its point</b> …